The 2012 Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury sedan that is available with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine or an optional 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine. The base 2.0-liter engine is paired with a CVT transmission to produce 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Upgrading to the 3.0-liter engine grants the driver an 8-speed automatic transmission and a boosted engine performance of 310 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. Available features include LED taillights, heated side mirrors, dual exhaust pipes, heated windshield nozzles, xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensors, leather interior, heated steering wheel, four-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, sunroof with sliding and tilting functions, heated rear seats, keyless start, six-disc CD changer, BOSE® sound system, navigation, and hands-free phone capabilities. Safety is comprised of front head airbags, head curtain airbags, thorax side airbags, knee airbags, anti-lock braking, electronic brake distribution, traction control, electronic stabilization, and night vision with pedestrian detection. The A6 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Audi A6 sedan has been redesigned for 2012. The revised car is slightly wider and rides on a wheelbase three inches longer than its predecessor. The result is increased interior space. The model also makes more use of aluminum in the unibody. A 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder replaces the previous 3.2L V6 in entry-level cars, where it delivers 210 hp. The supercharged 3.0L V6 returns and now produces 310 hp and 325 ft-lb of torque. The 4.2L V8 has been dropped from the lineup, as has the A6 Avant wagon. The 2.0L engine is rated at 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, while the 3.0L returns 19 mpg and 28 mpg, respectively.
Sophisticated styling; available quattro all-wheel drive; great power from supercharged 3.0L V6 engine; luxury interior appointments; available technology packages
Audi has upped its game in recent years to match forces with BMW and Mercedes-Benz, and the 2012 A6 puts the carmaker one step closer. The 2.0L turbocharged models are competitively priced, while the 3.0 supercharged cars give buyers a hefty dose of performance. Add in technology goodies like Google Earth navigation and wireless hotspot, and the A6 proves to be a formidable entry in the luxury sport sedan segment.